Crypto payments services company BCB Group has appointed Noah Sharp as deputy CEO.
Headquartered in London, BCB serves many of the industry’s largest clients including Bitstamp, FTX, Crypto.com, Fireblocks, Galaxy, Gemini, Huobi and Kraken.
It provides payment services in 29 currencies, FX, cryptocurrency liquidity, digital asset custody and BLINC, which is BCB’s free, instant settlements network for the BCB client ecosystem.
Sharp, an international FinTech banker and specialist in banking-as-a-service and embedded payment solutions for crypto exchanges, PSPs and marketplaces, is based in London and will report to Oliver von Landsberg-Sadie, founder and CEO.
He joins from Paysafe, where he was chief banking officer, leading the global banking and payments division he created to run the rails on which Paysafe’s $100bn+ annual payment volume was processed.
Sharp’s teams were responsible for global financial partnerships and operations across international and digital banking, alternative payments, crypto, embedded finance, FX and credit/lending, as well as clearing schemes and card networks.
This included the management of relationships and strategy involving over a hundred banks and dozens of payment, acquiring and processing partners across the Americas, EMEA and APAC regions.
He will share responsibility for the corporate scaling strategy across geographies, client segments, products and licensing.
“BCB Group has established itself as the leading crypto banking and payments company, and I’m enthused about applying my experience to drive the company’s growth as we expand upon and execute our vision,” said Sharp.
“Joining a high-growth, mission-driven company is exciting, and I look forward to working with BCB’s talented founders and teams to ensure the achievement of our operational and strategic goals.”
BCB’s leadership executive team have worked for Barclays, Paysafe, Bitstamp, Coinbase, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, FIS, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Investec, Lloyds Commercial Bank, Luno, Norton Rose Fulbright, FIS and Sun Life of Canada.